24 Protein-Rich Vegan Tempeh Recipes

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Packed with plant-based protein, tempeh is a fantastic addition to your cooking. Enjoy this fermented soy in gyozas, pizza, wraps, tacos, and more! 

Tempeh is a nutritious protein made from fermenting pressed soybeans, making it fiber-rich while still easily digestible. 

Once you get familiar with tempeh, you will love it! With 19 grams of protein per 100 grams, it’s a great staple ingredient to keep on hand for easy nutrient-dense dinners. 

Enjoy this diverse list of vegan tempeh recipes and try our TVP, seitan, and soy curls recipes next for more vegan meaty goodness!

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24 Protein-Rich Vegan Tempeh Recipes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Packed with plant-based protein, tempeh is a fantastic addition to your cooking. Enjoy this fermented soy in gyozas, pizza, wraps, tacos, and more! 


Marinated Tempeh 5-Ways

  • 1 pack tempeh


  • BBQ sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Salt


  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Lime juice
  • Cumin
  • Chil
  • Salt


  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt


  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Brown sugar


  • Oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Liquid smoke
  • Maple syrup
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic


  1. Cut tempeh into cubes, slices, or triangles. Add to a bowl or plastic bag along with your chosen marinade.
  2. Place in the fridge from 1-24 hours to allow to marinade.
  3. Once you want to prepare your tempeh, collect the pieces and place them on a grill, in the oven, in a pan, or in an air fryer.


  • The quantities of the ingredients vary depending on your taste preference. Start with less and work your way up.
  • Remove the bitterness from tempeh by steaming it for 10 minutes before marinating it.
  • Find 22+ delicious vegan tempeh recipes in the article above!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: ¼ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 12g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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